Rowntree Montessori Schools
Nurturing Tomorrow’s Achievers Since 1969
Our Prep ONE students are thrilled to use a hands-on approach to learning Fractions. During Montessori, they enjoy using concrete hands-on materials that make an abstract concept more clear. For example, when learning about fractions, they appreciate the use of the Fraction Circle Box. This particular Montessori material has made learning about fractions easy and fun for them. Students learning about fractions using this Montessori material benefit greatly from the concrete, consistent, and gradual nature of the Montessori approach, instead of simply using drawings representing fractional parts. Activities like this one will help them visualize fractions and understand that fraction segments are equal parts of a larger object, skills necessary for more advanced fraction concepts.